June 06, 2012 - Oxford Elementary fifth-graders dressed up as prominent personalities and posed as living wax statues as part of a lesson on how people respond to conflict in different ways.
Rachael Auth (left) is Harriett Tubman, while McKenzie Miller is Sojourner Truth. Photo by C.J. Carnacchio. (click for larger version)
The students had to choose one person from history, or even present day, who has dealt with conflict.
They had to explain that person's perspective, the other side's perspective, demonstrate their role in the conflict and present the outcome to their fellow students.
Figures included such giants of history as Gandhi, Anne Frank, General Robert E. Lee, Harriett Tubman and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.